This is one of those dresses that has been a month in the making.
Last month, we were sitting around one Sunday when I asked my kids what their favorite bible verses were. Making a game out of it, both of my girls decided to research them out. A little over an hour later they presented me with a page-long list of bible stories and verses…each. Many of them were from the old testament, where so much of the children’s bible takes place with stories like Daniel in the Lion’s Den, David & Goliath, or the Battle of Jericho. Add to that the nativity scenes and Easter, and I had lists that spanned the whole bible. Naturally, it warmed this Momma’s heart, so I decided to make something special out of all their hard work.
Custom fabric based on the verses that each of them chose.
Pepper Dress Pattern
Custom bible verse fabric, with handprinted flowers
I wrote down all of their bible verses and formatted them onto an image that would fit a yard of fabric, uploaded the design into Spoonflower, and a couple of weeks later had our custom bible verse fabric. Maddy has this fun typewriter font, whereas Chloe requested a script. After that, life got busy and this fabric ended up sitting on my work desk for a few weeks.
Enter school snow days, and I got artsy. Lol
Flowers are my baby girls favorite design pattern, and I love the way this fabric turned out. I am considering it a prototype, or a work in progress, for future projects I have in mind.
- Pattern – Pepper Dress and Top, Violette Field Threads
- Fabric – custom designed and ordered through Spoonflower
I added the sleeve cuffs. It is an easy technique which was taught through the 5&10 Designs Volume 3 eBook (no longer for sale). You can beg Delia of Delia Creates to make the tutorial so that it is readily available on her blog – HA!
Outside of the one alteration with the sleeve cuffs, I remained true to the pattern drafting process that Violette Field Threads laid out. The fit of the dress is perfect, and it sewed together really easily. Raw seams are exposed in the lining, so unless you have a serger – be prepared to finish a lot of seams with either a zigzag stitch or pinking shears. But other than that, I would definitely recommend this pattern. I give it a thumbs up!
^^^ This was one photoshoot that she was very happy to sit for! After all, what little girl can say that she is not only wearing a handmade dress. But she also helped custom make the fabric.
Love her <3.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…